The DAB may try to adjourn a motion in Legco next week seeking to relieve jailed legislator Chim Pui-chung of his duties. Tsang Yok-sing, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, dismissed suggestions that party loyalty to Chim was a consideration. The party was still split on whether the motion should be postponed until after Chim's appeal in November, he said yesterday. 'Chim is our friend. But loyalty was never a factor we considered.' His remarks came after the Legco house committee ruled that chairman Dr Leong Che-hung should propose a motion at next Wednesday's sitting to relieve Chim of his duties as a legislator. Despite a unanimous decision to proceed with the disqualification motion, Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming said it was possible for Chim to seek a last-minute injunction to prevent this. Non-affiliated legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said she was not worried about the possibility of Chim seeking an injunction. 'If the challenge is properly brought, it is something that we should look at,' she said. 'If the challenge isn't properly brought, then it is our duty to show that. I am all for dealing with things according to the rules.' On the possibility of the DAB attempting to get the motion adjourned, Mr Lee said: 'I don't think it's such a good idea. My party is opposed to adjournment. We think that we should go on, have a debate and come to a decision.' If an attempt to have the motion adjourned was successful, it would mean the legislature was denying effective representation of Chim's constituency for two months while waiting for his appeal to be heard. Last month, Chim was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for plotting to forge share transfer documents. Liberal Party legislator Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee will also propose a motion to have the relevant provisions in the Legco Rules of Procedure explained more clearly.